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Bing Launches Their Mobile-Friendly Testing Tool
A year after Google launched their mobile-friendly testing tool, Bing has launched their own similar version, the Bing Mobile Friendliness Test Tool.
Bing announced the release of their mobile friendliness test tool today. This was promised to us back in May 2015, when Bing told us they were working on a mobile-friendly Bing ranking algorithm. It was actually expected in the late summer but was delayed.
The tool evaluates a page to check if it is mobile-friendly based on these criteria:
- Viewport and Zoom control configuration
- Width of page content
- Readability of text on the page
- Spacing of links and other elements on the page
- Use of incompatible plug-ins
Here is a screen shot of the tool in action. As you can see, it shows a preview of the site on the right side:
Bing has not yet announced the launch of their mobile-friendly algorithm; that may come soon.
Google launched their mobile-friendly testing tool just about a year ago today.